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Philips RC9800i
4.4 out of 10

Philips RC9800i

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Overall 4

will drive you mad

Lynsey G., Newegg
17 April 2008
  • Summary: you wind up trying to trick the remote with what its turning on or off. i usually point the remote at myself, just so i have dvd and receiver control and i don't want the tv two switch to the wrong source. pretty much its just an expensive receiver replacement remote.
  • Pros: finally i can turn my receiver on and off again and control the volume with out getting up after the original remote was destroyed in college.
  • Cons: obnoxious set up. turn everything on with one button, but don't already have the tv on and want to control the dvd player, because the tv will turn off as well as the receiver. with the type of tv i have when i switch to watch dvd it always goes to the cable setting, which is fuzz. i've had to re...
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Overall 8

A much maligned piece of kit, but.......

melmoth76, shopping.com
24 May 2007
  • Summary: For the price a good bit of kit, yeah it locks up sometimes but its a good solid bit of kit for a modest home setup.
  • Pros: price, screen, wifi, epg
  • Cons: a bit slow, no customisation of keys
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Overall 6

User Review

Jason M., Newegg
1 March 2007
  • Summary: Nice concept. Poorly executed.
  • Pros: Nice looking, full color screen, sturdy construction, high visual appeal, feels nice, turn on/off all components with just two presses
  • Cons: Customization is VERY limited. Commands for each components are spread out over several 'pages' so that instead of pressing one button as you would on the original remote or my old Sony Remote Commander, you have to press the Page button to get to the correct page, press the button, then press Pa...
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Overall 2

Great Idea.... Just came up short

alexgbaker, shopping.com
21 August 2006
  • Summary: If you don't believe my review: buy one at a place that gives refunds, after setup put your other remotes in the attic, see what happens.
  • Pros: Looks cool. Nice convergence features with Wireless capability and Media server connectivity.
  • Cons: POORLY executed. Read my review. MAKE SURE YOU CAN RETURN IT!
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Overall 10

Replacing my laptop remote with this.

toomuchstout, shopping.com
1 May 2006
  • Summary: This is a great buy for someone with lots of AV in their entertianment system.
  • Pros: Ease of use, size, product support, price
  • Cons: Fikle batteries.
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Overall 10

RC9800i - Remote Possibilities for Control Freaks

pogomom, shopping.com
19 March 2006
  • Summary: Four or five stars, it's a tough decision. The best rating I can give comes in the form of recommendations to friends and family. I highly recommend the RC9800i.
  • Pros: An attractive, innovative device that replaces most original home entertainment equipment remote controls.
  • Cons: Expensive but there is a market for this and I'm it.
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Overall 8

Philips RC9800i LCD Touchscreen Remote Control Is One Controlling Device

mind-full, shopping.com
22 February 2006
  • Summary: Fun to use, lots to learn and if you have too many remotes it's a fine thing.
  • Pros: Indispensable for anyone with wireless systems and too many remotes
  • Cons: A lot longer learning curve than I expected, no child lock.
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Overall 8

The Philips RC 9800i three men and a Mega Remote Control

Howard_Creech, shopping.com
21 February 2006
  • Summary: The Philips RC 9800i is simplest to program and the easiest to use of all currently available mega remotes
  • Pros: Intuitive operation and Large Touch Screen Display
  • Cons: Expensive, can be confusing, set-up is time consuming, battery life should be much better
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Overall 6

The Philips RC9800i Remote Control: Upon Further Review (Updated)

symbiosis, shopping.com
19 February 2006
  • Summary: See Overall Below.
  • Pros: Nice design, excellent touch screen, Electronic Program Guide, activity-based controls
  • Cons: No place for the stylus, significant set-up time, poor video input control, freeze-ups and resets
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Overall 10

Une commande multi fonction

Lutano, Ciao
18 June 2007
  • Summary: Voila un matin je me cherche ma télécommande pour pouvoir changer de chaîne impossible de mettre la main dessus entre la commande de la freebox du lecteur dvd de la tv......En gros un vrai bordel. J'en parle donc a un ami qui me propose d'essayer la sienne le Philips RC 9800I.
  • Pros: lisibilité, remplace toutes les télécommandes
  • Cons: Prix
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